31 days in Colombia Itinerary

31 days in Colombia Itinerary

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Fly to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, Drive to Santa Marta
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Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cartagena
— 5 nights
Fly to San Andres Island, Ferry to Providencia Island
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Providencia Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Providencia, Fly to San Andres Island
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San Andres Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leticia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bogota
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cali
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta

— 2 nights

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World Aquarium, and then walk around Parque de Los Novios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Marta holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Marta is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Santa Marta due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Santa Marta reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Cartagena

— 5 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Plaza de San Pedro Claver. The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza de San Diego, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo, appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Zapatos Viejos, and see the interesting displays at Choco Museo.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena trip maker tool.

Getting from Santa Marta to Cartagena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Providencia Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Providencia Island

— 3 nights
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crab Cay-Cayo Cangrejo and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Peak Forestry Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Morgan's Head, catch some excitement at Lighthouse Providence, and take in the views from Lover’s Lane.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cartagena to Providencia Island takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

San Andres Island

— 3 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West View and Banda Dive Shop. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight, appreciate the history behind La Barracuda, steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan, and stroll through La Piscinita.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Providencia Island to San Andres Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Leticia.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Leticia

— 3 nights
Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla de Los Micos, walk around Parque Santander, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Tanimboca, and admire the natural beauty at El Jardin de la Victoria Regia.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leticia trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Leticia takes 9 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Bogota

— 4 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Natural Chicaque and Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop, and explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Bogota takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Leticia in March, things will get much colder in Bogota: highs are around 23°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cali.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Cali

— 4 nights

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Andoke and Camino Real. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de San Antonio, admire the striking features of El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), appreciate the history behind Cristo Rey, and examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Cali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Medellin.

Things to do in Cali

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Medellin

— 4 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Parque Arvi, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De La Veracruz, and test your problem-solving skills at Enigma Escape Room Medellin - Envigado.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medellin day trip planning website.

Getting from Cali to Medellin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Medellin, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.